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Hi, I was cleaning my bathroom tub with bleach and

Patient: Hi,I was cleaning my bathroom tub with bleach and the fumes are the bleach got in my nose and eyes. My nose is ok. I’m just a little worried about my eyes. They feel a little irritated like something is in my eye. I rinsed them with salt water. The right eye is red and bo pain the left eye is white with no pain just a little irritation. Do you think I should go to the ER?

 

 

Symptoms: Little eye irritation

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Yes, I think you should see a Doctor as soon as possible. It is possible the fumes damag ed the cornea and you should get the right treatment done to help them recover. Hope this helps you.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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